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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
760-346-0744
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
LOVE THIS MEXICAN BAR

I like to stop in for a margarita whenever I am in Palm Desert. It is located on El Paseo drive [fashion street Rodeo drive style]...it has returned from a fire not long ago, and restored to original form. The bar is low ceiling and cozy and where I like to sit. The bar staff is friendly and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Neal S
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Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I like to stop in for a margarita whenever I am in Palm Desert. It is located on El Paseo drive [fashion street Rodeo drive style]...it has returned from a fire not long ago, and restored to original form. The bar is low ceiling and cozy and where I like to sit. The bar staff is friendly and they pour... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are so lucky to have Armando's reopen after a year of closure due to fire in the attic. All spruced up but familiar settings, this is the place to go if you love mole. And margaritas. Great bar, lovely outdoor dining with misters in the hot periods, good food, good service, well priced, casual, friendly. El Paseo/Palm Desert classic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They serve awesome fajita's. The meat was tender and tasty and the wait staff was very nice and attentive. You can tell the margaritas are killer as the bar has boxes of tequila ready for your order. I highly recommend a lunch or dinner at Armando's, you will enjoy it. Make reservations if you can, they get really busy.

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santa rosa, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped in for a cold beer and some Nachos and I was very happy with my plate. They also have good salsa. Went back again the next day and it was just as good. Nice place to eat and relax.

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Edmonton, AB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Enjoyed lunch at Armando's with friends who encouraged me to have one of their famous margaritas. Look out! Strong doesn't even describe it. I quietly asked the waiter for a little extra lime juice and he brought it calling it my

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place is in the heart of Elpaseo, and you cant miss it by the mist curtain that envelops the deck. Overall the food was great, the servers my be alittle over worked, and the margs re stiff enough to hang your hat on. I had the beef stuffed relleno and it was awesome. So good I want back the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love the Mexican food, the patio along El Paseo, and the ambiance. Great spot. Make reservation and enjoy. We always try to get in when we visit the Desert.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The people-wagching is great from the inside/outside seating at Armando's. Nice service, too, and quite prompt. For my taste, the music is too loud and the food was the usual American-Mexican you would expect. Sangria was also ho-hum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Sit at the bar and enjoy a huge drink, but they pour so strong you'll need extra line juice :). Everything we've had there has been great, big portions to share and a very fun atmosphere. You'll really enjoy. But limit your margaritas!!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Armando!s had to close last year following a fire - a disaster for all the lovers of good Mexican food. We all tried other Mexican restaurants and while good, not in the same class as Armando's. We watched forlornly week by week and month by month for signs that they would reopen and finally the day came and immediately the... More 

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Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
Phone Number: 760-346-0744
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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